"Mr McCoy gets on with the job of telling us exactly what it is like in the Heart of Darkness. He has the soldier's eye for terrain and the soldier's eye for character. This has the ring of truth."
John Braine, author of "Room at the Top", in the Sunday Telegraph
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BLOOD IVORY by Andrew McCoy

The equation is simple: on the day the last elephant in the world is shot, ivory will be more valuable than gold. Two men - one a merchant prince, the other a big-game hunter - are preparing for that day by acculumating vast hoards of the irreplaceable tusk. It is the hunter who makes the first mistake, and pays the price.
His widow engages Lance Weber on the lethal brief of reclaiming her inheritance from the very heart of war-torn Africa. Lance is on the run from the ghost of Bruun, a man believed by every authority to be dead, who is still killing Lance's employees, friends, parents, drawing concentric circles of terror ever tighter around Lance himself. Lance wants no ivory but he is driven by the need to avenge the many innocent dead and to expunge the evil of Bruun from the face of the earth. Bruun has shown that he too lusts for the ivory, so Lance sets himself, the ivory - and the beautiful widow - as bait for the mad predator. Their violent duel carves a scar across the face of the globe, from Sydney to Kent to Macao, from the harsh red grit of Africa to the suppurating green lushness of the Opium Triangle.
- dust-jacket blurb by John Blackwell, from the original hardcover edition
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It did not occur to Mpengi that men would die in Macao, the China Seas, Brussels, Tokyo, the Burmese jungles, Africa and the Kent countryside because the bellies of his children were empty. He did not know of these places.
What Mpengi did that would have such disastrous effects around the world, what he did to relieve the gnawing mouse in the bellies of his children, was simplicity itself. He wenr to the camp of the Englishman with the red face and the luxuriant white moustache and told him where to find the last six elephants in the world.
- from BLOOD IVORY by Andrew McCoy
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CoolMain Press will not only be reissuing the three previously published Lance Weber novels by Andrew McCoy, but has also commissioned two new full-length novels which will be published in chronological order in the LANCE WEBER series. The first volume, AFRICAN REVENGE, has already been published to critical acclaim.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

September 1983 : UK Hardback
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Title: Blood Ivory
Author(s): Andrew McCoy
ISBN: 0-436-27473-6 / 978-0-436-27473-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd
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Paperback Editions

August 1985 : UK Paperback
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Title: Blood Ivory (Panther Books)
Author(s): Andrew McCoy
ISBN: 0-586-06100-2 / 978-0-586-06100-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Grafton
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